One of the ongoing stories I’ve been following on Guelph Politico is the trial of Michael Sona, the only person charged with committing the fraudulent robocalls in the Royal City on Election Day, May 2, 2011. The trial lasted all last week, and closing arguments are tomorrow, at which point it will be up to Judge Gary Hearn to decide whether or not Sona was guilty of trying to stop over 7,000 Guelph votes from trying to make it to the ballot box.
In reviewing the over three years of stories related to the robocall story, I created the above graphic for Politico for people to click on to get all the robocall-related articles. I also recently reviewed a lot of the articles I wrote during the 2011 Federal election, and it’s kind of funny we didn’t see the writing on the wall at the time that something bad was coming. Of course, that doesn’t mean it would be something that was national news bad, but hey…
The outcome of the trial should be a topic of great debate. The Elections Canada investigation shut down a couple of months ago, which means that Sona is the only person who will ever go to court over the robocalls and what looks like a nation-wide attempt to keep people from voting. That’s got to make a lot of people out there uncomfortable, and I include myself amongst their ranks.
Relive the robocall scandal by following this thread.